KATO USA was established in 1986 with the first US locomotive N scale (N gauge) model GP38-2 released in 1987.

Since that time, KATO has come to be known as one of the leading manufacturers of precision railroad products for the modeling community. KATO's parent company, Sekisui Kinzoku Co., Ltd., is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

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Kato value and price guide

What's your 'Kato' worth? Here are some recently sold items (Australia):

Item Title Date sold Price
Kato 106 082 176 2301 1060430 N Mar 2019 AU $ 600,03
Kato 106 0430 106 082 Hiawatha Fp7 A B 9 Mar 2019 AU $ 578,40
Kato 3 Loco Set 1768520dcc 1768521dcc Apr 2019 AU $ 590,77
Kato 106 082 1060430dcc N Milwaukee Mar 2019 AU $ 577,76
Fef 3 Steam Locomotive Up Weathered May 2019 AU $ 506,04
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Adriaan - October 17, 2018

mijn glacier express is gevallen kan ik onderdelen van de loc bij jullie bestellen?
►reply: Helaas zijn wij geen distribiteur van Kato. Misschien kun je onderdelen vinden op eBay of via de officiĆ«le website?

Norman - June 7, 2014

my question is when are Kato going Unitrack n gauge longer straight track i would like to see a three foot length and a 1 metre length it would be better for bigger lay out